This post sort of has something to do with running and it sort of doesn’t. I’m being vague aren’t I? This post is just one of those that ended up rumbling around my head as I went for my 20 minute jog today (yes I did say jog, I’m taking it back bitches).
Anyway I digress. I was mooching on that there Twitter and spotted a couple of tweets by the awesome Helen from Diary of a Newbie Strongwoman. The one which I’m referring to and which inspired this post was this:
‘Can I just take a minute to express how much I FUCKING HATE the term MILF. We are people not sodding objects’.
Amen to that. It got me thinking though. There are other terms that refer to women and occasionally specifically to me and exercise which I despise:
- Yummy mummy (ugh, puke).
- Post baby body (this one always riles me).
- Badass (oh do fuck off).
- Skinny (again, fuck thee off).
- Skinny minnie (please just go away).
I can’t stand these expressions, they do not define what I do or how I feel about running. They have nothing to do with running and instead conjure up the image that I’m bothered what people think about my body. I’m not, really not. I would much rather people used words to describe my attitude, my approach to running and the way in which I achieve my goals.
So to end my ranty negative post on a more postive note I thought about some words that I would happily use to describe me as a runner:
- Stubborn (love that one).
- Committed (even though I’m injured).
- Athlete (apparently we all are but my phone auto corrects my name to athlete. It’s a sign!).
- Inner strength
Ok, now that probably is a long list but give me a break, I’ve been injured and I’m trying to be inspired about running again, ESPECIALLY after getting my Good For Age entry confirmation for the Virgin London Marathon through!
So now over to you….
Which words relating to health and fitness to you hate?
Which words would you use to describe yourself in relation to your chosen fitness endeavours?